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Sustaining Improved Outcomes

Originally presented on October 8, 2014

Scott Thomas, PhD

Sustainability Consultant

Scott Thomas, PhD, has extensive experience training health care providers and public health staff on the implementation and sustainability of quality improvement projects. He has worked with community health centers, hospitals, correctional facilities, schools, and government public health agencies. As a subject matter expert, he has presented numerous lectures on sustaining improved outcomes and coauthored a toolkit on sustainability that is used nationally. 
This presentation is suitable for any health care professional interested in learning about sustaining improved quality outcomes, particularly around pressure ulcer prevention.

Learning Objectives
After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to focus on sustainability activities during the implementation of their project.
  • Distinguish between three different types of sustainability.
  • Identify three factors that have been shown to strengthen the sustainability of quality improvement outcomes.
  • Name two activities that help support ongoing sustainability activities.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until October 31, 2017.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until October 31, 2017.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until October 31, 2017.